Xenopoecilus poptae Weber & de Beaufort, 1922

Popta's buntingi, Elongate Poso minnow



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Adrianichthys poptae (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)


Conservation Status


Last record: March 2003 (Parenti & Soeroto, 2003:17)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Lake Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




USNM 340430






Original scientific description:

Weber, M. and de Beaufort, L. F. (1922). The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. IV. Heteromi, Solenichthyes, Synentognathi, Percesoces, Labyrinthici, Microcyprini. E. J. Brill, Leiden, 4:1-410. (A.J. Reprints Agency, New Delhi, India. 410 p.).

Other references:

Kottelat, M. (1990). Sulawesi: Flussfische. Aquarien und Terrarien Zeitschrift 43: 725-738.

Kottelat, M. (1996). Xenopoecilus poptae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 01 June 2013.

Larson, Helen K. et al. (2014). Mugilogobius hitam, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Lake Towuti, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 718-725.

Miesen, Friedrich Wilhelm, Droppelmann, Fabian, Hüllen, Sebastian, Hadiaty, Renny Kurnia and Herder, Fabian. (2016). An annotated checklist of the inland fishes of Sulawesi. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 64(2): 77-106.

Mokodongan, D. F. and Yamahira, K. (2015). Origin and intra-island diversification of Sulawesi endemic Adrianichthyidae Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93: 150-160.

Parenti, Lynne R. (2011). Endemism and conservation of the native freshwater fish fauna of Sulawesi, Indonesia, pp. 1-10. In: Simanjuntak CPH, Zahid A, Rahardjo MF, Hadiaty RK, Krismono, Haryono and Tjakrawidjaja AH (eds.). Proceedings of the VIth National Seminar and 3rd Congress of the Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists. Masyarakat Iktiologi Indonesia [Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists], Cibinong.

Parenti, Lynne R. (2008). A phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of ricefishes, Oryzias and relatives (Beloniformes, Adrianichthyidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 494-610, 58 figs.

Parenti, Lynne R. and Soeroto, Bambang. (2004). Adrianichthys roseni and Oryzias nebulosus, two new ricefishes (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Adrianichthyidae) from Lake Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ichthyological Research 51: 10-19.

Soeroto, B. and Tungka, F. (1991). Fish fauna, fisheries and Adrianichthyoidei in Lake Poso. Pp. 12–14 in: Phylogeny and species differentiation of Adrianichthyoidei in Indonesia. Study Report. Monbusho International Scientific Research Program.

Soeroto, B. and Tungka, F. (1996). The inland fishes and the distribution of Adrianichthyoidea of Sulawesi Island, with special comments on the endangered species in Lake Poso, pp. 1-5. In: Kichener DJ, Suyanto A, eds. Proceedings of the first international conference on eastern Indonesian–Australian vertebrate fauna, Manado, Indonesia, November 22–26, 1994. Perth: Western Australian Museum for Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia.

Whitten, T., Nash, S. V., Bishop, K. D. and Clayton, L. (1987). One or more extinctions from Sulawesi, Indonesia? Conservation Biology 1: 42-48. [Abstract]


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